Welcome to CSTIP
The CalStateTEACH Induction Program
A cost effective, job-embedded program focusing on new teacher needs.
Benefits of the CalStateTEACH Program
- All requirements for a Clear Credential
- CalStateTEACH accepts applications two times each year: Fall/Spring and Spring/Summer
- As an online program, the CalStateTEACH Induction Program provides around-the-clock resources
- Access to a faculty mentor
- An average of one hour per week of coaching from a veteran teacher
- No required classes - More time to prepare for your work as a teacher
- Video conferencing to promote mastery towards the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.
- Program fees include 6 CSU units per year*
- Year 1 - $2,342.00
- Year 2 - $2,342.00
(*Cost of school-site coaching not included.)
Questions you may have:
What is Induction?
After earning the Preliminary Teaching Credential, California law requires new teachers to complete a two-year induction program to receive a Clear Credential. CSTIP is approved by the CTC to offer a program for teachers to Clear Multiple/Single Subject or Education Specialist Credentials.
Who is eligible?
Teachers who hold a preliminary credential and are employed as a teacher.
Is Teacher Induction the same as BTSA?
With the end of categorical programs for teacher induction, the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA) Program no longer funds earning a Clear Teaching Credential. However, the requirement for a Clear Credential remains and is called Teacher Induction. While BTSA no longer “officially” exists, many educators still refer to induction as BTSA, and you may consider BTSA to be synonymous with Teacher Induction.
What if I have 3-5 years of private school experience?
California Education Code provides two options for private school teachers to obtain Multiple and Single Subject Teaching Credentials. These two options allow private school teachers to use three to five years of appropriate teaching experience in lieu of the student teaching component of a teacher preparation program or six years of appropriate teaching experience in lieu of completing a teacher preparation program including student teaching. For more information, a publication from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing may be accessed at https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/leaflets/cl834.pdf?sfvrsn=f8d618aa_4.
If my preliminary credential has expired, what can I do? What does a credential "upgrade" mean?
A Preliminary or Level I Credential is a teaching or service credential that is valid for five years. The preliminary/level I credential cannot be renewed. Since preliminary credentials are not renewable, they must be upgraded to the clear level in order to remain valid. If your Preliminary Credential has expired, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing website may assist in answering your questions: https://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/clear-credential.
If you are currently employed, you may qualify for a two-year extension on a Five-Year Preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Teaching Credential issued on the basis of completion of an SB 2042 California teacher preparation program with an issuance date of August 30, 2004 or later. You will need to complete a CTC Request for 2-year Extension with the support of your employer.